National Headline News

WILMINGTON, Ill. (AP) — An Amtrak train headed to Chicago from San Antonio slammed into a semitrailer on Friday at a crossing near the Illinois community of Wilmington. The train, the Texas Eagle, which left San Antonio on Thursday, hit the trailer of a truck that was...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A driver was convicted Friday of second-degree murder in the death of an Italian honeymooner on the Venice Beach boardwalk. Los Angeles County prosecutors said Nathan Campbell was angry about a soured drug deal and deliberately targeted vendors and tourists on...
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Dr. David Jones is still impressed by the sight of it: A smiling fast-food worker taking the time to feed a disabled woman her favorite meal, a steak burrito. Jones was eating dinner with his wife at a Mexican restaurant in Louisville last month when he...
CHICAGO (AP) — A Montana woman says her brother was sexually abused while in high school by Dennis Hastert, the wrestling coach who later became speaker of the House. Jolene Burdge said the FBI interviewed her about the allegations in May. Here are a few questions and answers...
HAGATNA, Guam (AP) — Same-sex couples can begin applying for marriage licenses next week in Guam, which became the first U.S. territory to legalize gay marriage. A federal judge on Friday struck down the territory's ban as unconstitutional. ___ HOW IT HAPPENED A lesbian couple...
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A federal jury has found a former BP executive not guilty of making false statements to investigators in connection with the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill. Prosecutors said David Rainey, in the early days of the spill, manipulated calculations to match a far-...
WASHINGTON (AP) — The man who shot President Ronald Reagan wants more than anything to "fit in" and be "a good citizen." He tried to get a fast-food job, and loves to drive. His musical tastes run from Elvis and Paul McCartney to Nirvana. John Hinckley Jr. has been barred for...
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Criminal charges were filed against the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis on Friday for its handling of a priest who molested children, with a prosecutor saying church leaders "turned a blind eye" to problems with the priest. Ramsey...
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Authorities in Minnesota are filing criminal charges against the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis over its handling of clergy sex abuse claims. Prosecutors in Ramsey County announced the misdemeanor charges Friday at a news conference...